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Chris Tillman | Starting Pitcher

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/15/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Chris Tillman allowed only two runs in seven innings but got the loss on Tuesday against the Astros.
Tillman blanked the Astros through six frames, but in the seventh, he allowed a leadoff double to Evan Gattis and back-to-back, two-out run-scoring hits to Chris Carter and Jason Castro. He gave up only five hits overall while walking three and striking out five. Tillman will bring a 5.59 ERA, 1.55 WHIP, and a 34/25 K/BB ratio over 48 1/3 innings into a home start against the Rays next. May 26 - 10:32 PM

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Chris Tillman surrendered one run and walked three over three innings against the Mariners on Thursday.

Thursday's contest was delayed for more than an hour, and with Tillman nursing a back injury, it made little sense for the Orioles to trot him back out with the long stoppage of play. It's not like Tillman was lighting the world on fire prior to the cessation of baseball. He walked three and struck out two and while it's certainly possible that his back woes might have affected his control, the walks are nothing new for Tillman, who holds a 6.10 ERA, 1.62 WHIP and a 29/22 K/BB ratio in 41 1/3 innings. He gets the Astros at home in his next scheduled start as he tries to find some semblance of consistency to his season.
May 21 - 6:24 PM

Chris Tillman (back) has officially been cleared to start Thursday against the Mariners.

Tillman has been pushed back a few days due to back stiffness, but he was cleared after getting through a game of catch Tuesday with no issues. He'll take a disappointing 6.34 ERA and 1.64 WHIP into Thursday's outing.
May 19 - 10:08 PM

Chris Tillman (back) expects to be able to pitch Thursday against the Mariners.

Tillman had to be scratched from Sunday's outing due to back stiffness, but he said Tuesday that he's feeling "great" and "swell." The Orioles will see how he responds to playing catch before making it official.
May 19 - 3:24 PM

Chris Tillman (back) will not return to the Orioles rotation on Tuesday, and manager Buck Showalter confirmed Sunday that Miguel Gonzalez will start in the series-opener against the Mariners.

He's leaning towards using Wei-Yin Chen on Wednesday, which would give Tillman a couple of extra days of rest before potentially returning on Thursday. Before he was scratched from Sunday's start, he posted a horrifying 6.34 ERA and 1.64 WHIP through 38 1/3 innings.
May 17 - 4:27 PM

Chris Tillman (back) could return to the Orioles' rotation Tuesday against the Mariners.

Tillman had to be scratched from Sunday's outing due to back stiffness, but he has reported improvement with the malady. The Orioles' Opening Day starter sports a disappointing 6.34 ERA, 1.64 WHIP, and 27/19 K/BB ratio in 38 1/3 innings this season.
May 17 - 11:58 AM

Chris Tillman has been scratched from his scheduled start Sunday against the Angels due to back stiffness.

Orioles manager Buck Showalter told reporters that the issue is minor and that Tillman could make his next start in the club's upcoming Tuesday-Thursday series against the Mariners. Tillman has a rough 6.34 ERA, 1.64 WHIP, and 27/19 K/BB ratio in 38 1/3 innings this season.
May 16 - 4:48 PM

Chris Tillman took the loss on Tuesday, serving up five runs in 6 2/3 innings to the Blue Jays.

Tillman was solid through six innings, but faltered in the seventh presumably from tiring. The Jays put up a four-spot, three of which were charged to the right-hander. He gave up nine hits in total along with one walk and four strikeouts. Tillman has been quite good at times this season, but hasn't put it together over multiple starts yet. He has a 6.34 ERA with a 1.64 WHIP and a 27/19 K/BB ratio in 38 1/3 innings. Tillman will look to rebound at home against the Mariners next.
May 12 - 10:08 PM

Chris Tillman surrendered four runs and 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings Thursday in a loss to the Yankees.

With the Orioles' defense rounding back into shape, Tillman is running out of excuses for his poor start. We definitely expected some slippage this year, but a 6.25 ERA with a a 23/18 K/BB ratio through six starts is well beyond even the most pessimistic of projections. His velocity is fine, so most likely, he'll prove to be a decent starter over the rest of the year. That shouldn't give him mixed-league value, though.
May 7 - 10:45 PM

Chris Tillman delivered a quality start in a losing effort against the Rays on Friday, surrendering just two runs on three hits over seven strong innings.

Tillman racked up a season-high seven strikeouts on the night while issuing just two walks. All of the damage against him came in the fourth inning where Evan Longoria delivered an RBI double and rode home on a single by James Loney. He has now alternated strong starts and disasters through his first five outings and will carry a 6.23 ERA and 1.54 WHIP into Thursday's matchup against the Yankees in New York.
May 1 - 9:45 PM

Chris Tillman was lit up for seven runs in 4 1/3 innings by the Blue Jays on Thursday.

Tillman's defense is definitely weaker this year with J.J. Hardy and Jonathan Schoop injured and Nick Markakis gone, and while that's not entirely what ails him, it does hurt. Given that his velocity is fine, he should bounce back and go back to being a reasonable middle-of-the-rotation guy for the Orioles. He's not fantasy worthy in mixed leagues.
Apr 23 - 10:07 PM

Chris Tillman hurled 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball Saturday as the Orioles topped the Red Sox.

It was a nice bounceback from his last start, in which he gave up seven runs -- three earned -- to the Blue Jays and didn't make it out of the third inning. Tillman struck out five Red Sox and walked two on Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park, moving to 2-1 on the season with a 5.52 ERA, 1.70 WHIP, and 10/8 K/BB ratio in 14 2/3 innings. He will face the Blue Jays on the road next time out.
Apr 18 - 7:39 PM

Chris Tillman was hit hard by the Blue Jays in Sunday's start, giving up seven runs (three earned) in 2 2/3 innings.

Dalton Pompey greeted Tillman rudely with a first-inning two-run home run. Kevin Pillar hit a solo homer in the second, and then the Jays struck for four unearned runs in the third inning thanks to a Travis Snider fielding error. Overall, Tillman allowed six hits and three walks while striking out only one. Tillman will try to rebound in his next start over the weekend in Boston against the Red Sox.
Apr 12 - 5:17 PM

Chris Tillman yielded one run in 6 2/3 innings in Monday's 6-2 win over the Rays on Opening Day.

The only damage was a solo homer by Evan Longoria in his final inning of work. Tillman gave up just four hits and walked three while fanning four batters. While he's the closest thing the Orioles have to an ace right now, he's mostly a back-end option in standard mixed fantasy leagues.
Apr 6 - 6:32 PM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Orioles and Chris Tillman were unable to come to an agreement on a contract extension before his Opening Day deadline.

Tillman indicated he didn't want to negotiate during the season, so it appears that the two sides will table talks until the offseason. He's not scheduled to hit free agency until after the 2018 season, so there's still plenty of time for the two sides to work something out.
Apr 5 - 10:57 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
3Steve Clevenger
1B1Chris Davis
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Ryan Flaherty
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Everth Cabrera
3B1Manny Machado
LF1Travis Snider
2David Lough
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Delmon Young
2Steve Pearce
DH1Jimmy Paredes
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Bud Norris
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Ubaldo Jimenez
6Mike Wright
7Tyler Wilson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Brian Matusz
5Wesley Wright
6Brad Brach
7Jason Garcia
8Kevin Gausman
9Oliver Drake
10Chaz Roe